Improving men's health starts at home with individuals and families taking steps to live safer and healthier lives.
Steps to stay healthy
- Learn your family health history
- Know and understand your health numbers (i.e. blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, Body Mass Index-BMI)
- Work safely
- Get check-ups and vaccinations
- Pay attention to signs and symptoms that aren't normal for your body
- Eat what counts and stay physically active
- Be smoke-free and avoid alcohol or drink in moderation
- Keep boys healthy
- Have healthy relationships
- Manage stress and talk with someone you trust if you're having problems
The Oklahoma Family Planning Program is devoted to providing family planning services to males of reproductive age.
Services for males
- Physical examination
- Instructions in testicular self-exams
- Examination of the prostate, as appropriate
- Screening for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV
- Education and counseling on methods to prevent pregnancy
- Counseling and referrals.
The program helps males make informed decisions regarding family planning services, being healthy and making good lifestyle choices. The program also promotes family involvement and provides community-based education and outreach activities.
Services are provided on a voluntary and confidential basis, and services will not be refused based on inability to pay.
Preconception Health for Men - Preconception health is important for men too
Men's Health Month Community Toolbox
Barbers Help Black Men Beat High Blood Pressure
The Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes Presents: Commission Outlook, Best and Promising Practices for Improving Research, Policy and Practice on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes
Guidelines for Male Sexual & Reproductive Health Services: A Tool for Family Planning Providers, 2009
Training for Professionals
- Health Provider Toolkit for Adolescent and Young Adult Males (NEW)
- Caring for Adolescent and Young Adult Males: Tools for Clinicians (NEW)
- Risk Assessment, Education & Counseling for Men in Reproductive Health
- Engaging Young Men tip sheet for grantees copy 05 September 2012
- Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit-HHS
- Office of Family Assistance-HHS
- African American Healthy Marriage Initiative
Other Men's Health Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Perinatal and Reproductive Health Division
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave, Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
Phone: (405) 426-8111